2. Stripping a '90 Plymouth Laser Turbo FWD

Bought the engine donor from ebay for $1000 before I realized I would end up making the Colt project AWD. I drove this car home and the ECU fried the next day, but the engine was in great shape. PA car, very rusty, this one took 4 hours because I took a dinner break.

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Making The Left One Watch [AppleJuice remix]
Here's what I did with the rear wheel well on the passenger side. It's pretty much the same procedure as the left one, but due to the location of the fuel filler door, the trimming of the wheel well skin had to be done differently. This is a long and arduous task, but I felt it was necessary because I wanted to be able to easily fit standard parts in the rear, and other solutions involved welding things to the shocks to make them fit which complicates service and replacement. Moving both the height and location of the upper strut perch allowed me the clearance I needed between the tire and the springs, while allowing me to use any rear suspension assembly from the AWD '91-94 Mitsubishi Eclipse, Talons or Lasers. I had investigated all other options and found this to be the easiest long-term solution to that problem since I had all the tools necessary to do this. It took me just under a month to do this in what little free time I can muster. Shooting video slowed the project to a snail's pace because I only have the hard drive space to edit an hour and a half at a time and it takes twice as long to edit and export what I've shot. With the project spanning over 30 hours, I had to call professional help on the audio track. The tune is an original piece by RojoDelChocolate, and the samples are from DayjobOrchestra. Two individuals who have kept me highly entertained over the years. Please check them out because they're good people.





90 Laser Turbo drag racing/circle track
My old 1G DSM FWD running circle track and 1/4 mile





3. Stripping a AWD Eagle Talon
This car was given to me in trade for fixing someone's car. It had a trashed head and good shortblock, but I wanted the drivetrain. I needed everything. I took it all. I had a spare head and could have just fixed it, but the Colt said "no".





GSX Build History 2009-02-03
Build info: All cast iron parts were powder-coated. All Aluminum engine parts meticulously hand-polished. Polishing initially took 3 months, and it hasn't stopped since. Really, you have to be crazy to do this to your car, especially if you drive it. This car wins show trophies on factory GS 16" alloys. It runs 12.20's on $80 V-rated Nitto 450's. It gets 26mpg on the highway (11 in the city but I won't tell if you don't). Original 7-bolt 4g63 turbo - Eagle Rods - JE 9:1 cr Pistons .020" overbore - Calico coated bearings - Removed balance shafts - Evo III oil filter housing - Setrab external oil cooler - 8AN oil cooler lines - new front case & oil pump - ARP Main Studs - ARP Rod Bolts - ARP Head Studs - ARP Exhaust Manifold Studs - ARP Valve Cover Bolts - Ported 2g head - Radius-cut Valve Seats - Crower Dual Valve Springs - Titanium Retainers - HKS 264 Intake Camshaft - HKS 272 Exhaust Camshaft - Revised Hydraulic Lifters - Ported Exhaust manifold - Port-matched Intake Manifold - Custom 2g Throttle Body Elbow - Koyo Aluminum Radiator - Greddy Radiator Hose Kit - Hayame chrome radiator mounts turbocharger - Mitsubishi TD05H "Big16g" - 7cm ported Exhaust housing - 34mm internal wastegate - Polished Compressor Housing - Stainless Steel oil-feed line - Greddy 60mm Electronic Boost gauge - ADFX 3.5"x12"x32" Intercooler - Polished short-route Intercooler pipes - HKS SSQV BOV - Extreme MBC - Dejon Tool turbo intake pipe - K&N 12" air filter - Apex'i N1 3" turbo-back Exhaust Fuel Control - ECMTuning's DSMlink v2 w/OEM '95 ECU - Walbro 255 lph in-tank fuel pump - 6AN fuel lines from tank-to-rail - 6AN Russell racing fuel filter - Aeromotive Fuel Pressure Regulator - Fuel Pressure Gauge - AEM Fuel Rail - RC 550 Injectors - 3.5" GM LS-1 MAF sensor - Ramcharger's MAF Translator - 3.5bar AEM MAP sensor - RRE billet 2g MAP adaptor - Jumptronix A/F meter - Greddy 60mm Electronic EGT gauge Drivetrain -TRE-built F5M33 AWD transmission - Double-Synchro 2nd gear - Heavy-Duty 3/4 gearshaft - Top-speed 5th gearset - 4-spider center differential - Stainless Steel shift rails - Stainless Steel shift forks - heavy-duty trash magnets - ACT 2600 Extreme clutch - ACT Street Disc - Stainless Steel braided clutch line - removed dampener reservoir - Symborski shifter bushings - transmision linkage bearings - B&M short shifter - 4-bolt limited-slip rear end Factory Brakes Factory Suspension Stock Interior Working Emissions Controls Working Air Conditioning 154,000 miles and still going strong (and shiny)




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